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  1. There is an NGK iridium upgrade. I think it is 7exi.
  2. The white vinyl is not the best. I had a sample from Car Hoods Northern which lay in the drawer and not exposed to any enviromental pollutants or cleaning and washing and it has gone from white to the likes of 70 year old who loves curry, laden with turmeric nicotine and red wine, teeth enamel already. I know white mohair is not available anywear. For my white 85 cabby All White -I 750 S.E I am going to place a burgudy mohair. Aldridge trimmers is just over £1000 for outer skin and a bloke in Nottingham wants £550. they say it will take all day so you may want to factor into the price a hotel stay, travel to and from. The trouble is no one has uploded any pics of how before and after. I have seen several hoods which have been horrendous, by Soft Tops, Car Hood Northern, and some have simply not even got back to me. I even contacted Autoglymm guy at various car shows, and the geezer said to me why are you wasting your money on a Ford Escort Hair dressers car, just throw petrol on it and set it a light. When you have a high end Marque come and talk to me. Hence I will never buy Autoglym again.
  3. These are notorious for play hence why I contacted Edd China, and Fuzz townsend, needless to say after several emails they did not even have the coutesy to respond. It makes me think these shows are just shams.
  4. I contacted Fuzz Townsend & Tim Shaw from Westgate classics, as in the TV show Car S.O.S. and previoulsy about 9 years ago Mike Brewer and Edd China of Wheeler Dealers fame, for  quote to do the works of a gear box, front end suspension job. I emails them several times, all parties could not even be bothered to contact me! I was willing to pay. 

  5. Do be aware that Borg and Beck who were OEM now just pack item to the highest bidder. Just try to source a LUK clutch that is difficult. Ford simply just dont want to know, I dont know why they have a Heritage Center as they couldnt give a monkies about their customers.
  6. I had my Clutch replaced. I had to buy the parts as the garage could not be bothered to spend the many hours to search for the parts. I have an All White SE cab mk3. and low and behold it is not a 200mm clutch. it is a 220mm. So peeps beaware of this. If your gonna do this job, I strongly recommed getting the parts prior, like all gaskets and seals, and avoid Quinton and Hazell Clutchs. LUK is the way to go, or Valeo, Sachs. This became a huge job, Refurberd Steering Rack, New wheel bearings hubs, new track control arms, new track rod ends, new anti roll bar and stabaliser bushes, alignment. All in all Parts cost, £550. Sachs Clutch Borg and Beck arms, altough Borg and Beck do not make the parts, they just outsource work. Boooo! Labour ran into £850. Spent two weeks as parts had to be ordered from Germany. Beware what you buy of ebay half of the stuff had to be returned as items did not match description. Filled with Mobil SHC gear oil and Moly Slip great gear changes, no more crunch. Now off to trimmers for a new hood. at an eye watering £1000! Also looking for a bespoke exhaust system. Any one have experience.of good hood fitters and trimmers?
  7. I got a ball park figure of £550 from one of the Nottigham ones
  8. Auto body care Marcus Bricknell www.autobodycarenottingham.co.uk gave me a ball park figure of £550 (this was a rough figure as he is on holiday and not their to check any final prices and supply with prices going up) with all cables and Mohair roof.
  9. So this is the stage of the people I could get a response from. Hoods Galore, Just didn't not reply, they email could not even be sent to them. Aldridge timmers, £989, Car Hood Northern, £695. all figures rounded up. for a mohair roof, with new tension wires. It would be great if others could add their own experiences and prices to the above.
  10. I have contacted Aldridge Timmers, as used by the CAR SOS show located in Birmingham area, they quoted £846+ VAT so just over £1000 with new tension cables and in mohair (not white). price correct at August 2018.
  11. Going into a different garage, but on a cursory look, I saw they had removed the gear selector locking rods, why they did this is beyond me. Do not if you live in the East Midlands, use, Sturgess and Thompsons Ltd, situated on Gypsy Lane, Leicester. I will post updates if it can help anyone else!
  12. I have just had the clutch replaced with a gear box oil change, and it now crunches in every gear, I can only get it into reverse by engaging reverse when car is switched off and then starting it. It was a Quniton and Hazell part, with Mobil SHC 75-90 oil. It ran fine until so called mechanic replaced the 3 part clutch kit and did an oil change to the gearbox. By the way, I decided to change the whole clutch as the rear main crankshaft seal was leaking and release bearing was slightly noisy.
  13. Check temperature sender or wire break.
  14. I am in the exact dilemma to you. I want to keep it original as possible. but the vinyl roof is the thing I am struggling with. I really want a mohair roof which is superior so I may go with a coloured roof! The white mohair roof I am told is not manufactured! I am also thinking should I put a power roof in or leave it as factory standard. I just know that there will be issues insourcing parts should I go down the electric, roof lane! I had to pay £150 for an electronic dipstick. I am paying Ferrari Prices for a Ford!
  15. It would be great if members could upload tutorials, and tips on a platform like Youtube. From roofs, power hood conversion, common DIY like brakes, suspensions, and mods!. Shame these cars don't have a lot the mechanics left anymore. I went into one so-called franchise, and the YTS kid was asking me if I knew where to plug the OBD scanner. I said cheque please and left!
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